DECEIVING THE EYE - THE ART OF TROMPE L'OEIL
The Art of Deception...When it comes to fooling the eye into seeing what is not really there, the aptly-named art of "Trompe l'Oeil" has misled and confused us for ages! Tracing its roots as far back as antiquity, when ancient painter, Zeuxis, painted grapes so realistically that they attracted hungry birds, this form of true-to-life painting never ceased to trigger admiration. The mastering of technique, perspective and structure requires tremendous skill, and artistry.
So, throughout the centuries Trompe l'Oeil has, and continues, to be an important artistic form. There are so many extraordinary ways to mislead our perception...
|The beautiful still life Trompe l'Oeil of Dutch Painter Evert Collier 1642 - 1708|
|And not so Classical...Futuristic Looking Trompe l'Oeil /Floor Art . Incredibly technical. Skilled, Crazy and Wild...Pretty Awesome...(toxel.com)|
Interior Design turns to Trompe l'Oeil often...
|Traditional Wallpaper design artfully hides a door...(betterdecoratingbible.com)|
|And for that special Barfly...No place like home...("Drink Lover's Bar" by Vlies - Ebay)|
|Chest of Drawers - (estatesales.net) - Good looking scarf...|
|Piero Fornasetti - Master of Trompe l'Oeil - Double -Sided "Library Screen"|
And just because we NEVER have enough little treasures for our home...here are some delightful Trompe l'Oeil pieces from a favorite place of mine in Paris called "Le Cabinet de Porcelaine". They are also sold in Gstaad, Switzerland, at the Gallery "Menus Plaisirs". So feast (and fool) your eyes...
Two More Beauties. These are by Master Porcelaine Artist, Vladimir Kenevsky. Completely
|Lust number 1|
|Lust number 2 - And believe me...there are many more I could add to the list...|
So if you're into Trompe l'Oeil Dishes and love to go flea market hunting, keep your eyes open. You may come across a little treasure like this piece of Majolica...
|Majolica Fish Dish - Late 19th C, attributed to Barbizet. Sold at Christies' for $5'625.- on October 21st 2008|
Trompe l'Oeil also deceives the eye in the garden...
|"Faux-Bois" Garden Furniture 19th C. France - (linensandlavender.net) - these wood imitation garden pieces were made in cement|
When art, landscaping and Trompe l'Oeil Meet...
|Giant Clothespin Land Art and Installation - by Turkish Artist Mehmet Ali Uysal near Liège, Belgium|
And Fashion...What about Fashion ? Of course, there again your options are countless...So we'll quickly scroll down some (past and present) Trompe l'Oeil Fashion Moments...
|A 1950 Illustration by Esta Nesbitt for Mademoiselle, cape designed by Linker & Herbert. (newschoolarchives)|
|1952 - The "Trompe l'Oeil Collection" - Hermès (enrogue.com)|
|Hommage to original Schiaparelli gloves on the left by Neon, on the right, for their a/w 2011 collection. (vistelacalle.com)|
|More Elsa...Elsa Schiaparelli a/w 1927 "Bow Knot Sweater" Collection.(yarneteria.com) I see Sonia Rykiel Inspiration here...|
|Roberta Di Camerino Vintage (pinterest)|
|Ritsuko Shirahama - s/s 2015 Collection (patterndesign.com)|
|Love Moschino Sweater (Asos)|
|Jean-Charles de Castelbajac - 1994 (pinterest)|
|Trompe l'Oeil Bosom, courtesy of Jean-Paul Gaultier - f/w 2002 - 2003 (pinterest) I'll take the tux though....|
|Bien sûr...Master Genius Yves Saint Laurent, in his 1966 Trompe l'Oeil Tribute to Tom Wesselman. (vistelacalle.com)|
Let not the Gents be forgotten...
|Or shouldn't they....? "Homme Assis A Une Terrasse De Café", photo by Gunnar Larsen, 1973 (lesartsdecoratifs.com) Looks like a young John Galliano...|
|We won't discuss hair and makeup this time... 1935 Schiaparelli Wedding Veil (pinterest)|
|X-Ray Shoes by "Mara & Mine" (refinery29.com)|
|Again, a Hommage to Schiaparelli...Céline's Pedicure Shoes...I dare you...|
|Beach Bag by Anya Hindmarch|
|Chanel - merci beaucoup...|
|I love Lulu...That's Lulu Guinness and YES That IS a BAG !!(Clutch?)|
|Asos Cutie...in Black & White...|
|Leave it to Moschino for a not so serious look...|
And as we're on the subject of FOOD.... (now how did I sidetrack like that...?)
|Just look at that...(street marketing.com)|
Ok...back to Trompe l'Oeil...and FOOD...
|Can you resist this ???(pinterest)|
|Or this...? (paninihappy.com)|
|How about a drink ?? ((Charles&Marie.com)|
And Some Candy...
|Body Candy by Chanel...Swallow Temporary Tattoo (body candy.com)|
|Eye Candy... Trompe l'Oeil Jewelry by Jean Cocteau for Elsa Schiaparelli|
Now you've loaded up on Trompe l'Oeil Goodies; time to pack them up in an adequately fun shopping bag...
As for me...
|Time to take out the trash...not such trashy trash...pretty cool trash...(perpetual kid,com)|
|Before disappearing into the woodwork....until next time...(pinterest)|
A très vite.....